You know, I can show you what a group my siblings are if you don't mind being bored for a while..... It's my thread and I'll hijack it if I want to. Ken and I go back to Sioux Falls at least once during the summer, and we always try to take a group shot of the five of us as well as one including the brothers-in-law. It usually takes us many - MANY shots before we get one that is a keeper. One of us is always doing something to crack the others up.
Take 4 years ago. It took us over 30 shots to get one keeper.
Bev and Ron horsing around on the right at the back. Linda, right front center, Turning to chew out her "little" brother.
Someone said something I must have objected to. Yet another shot shot.
Okay, everybody looks pretty good....Ken, me, brother-in-law Steve, sister Lori, Bev.....Bev? Well, Ron's behaving, brother-in-law Russ is ready - Bev?
This one is great! Wait, that can't be Steve doing the old two fingers above the head routine, can it? I thought we outgrew that!
We gave up. This was as good as it got. Our sides were literally aching from laughing. Wish you could have heard the rapid fire exchanges of one-liners!
Then we tried to get just the 5 of us. Um, yeah. That's gonna happen.
Trying to decide who was going to stand where was eating up the clock.
Linda, standing only 4'11', was afraid that if she crouched for the photo she'd disappear into the grass. Bev and Ron found that hilarious....Lori was "encouraging" her to crouch anyway, promising to pull her up if that happened. I, of course, was behaving myself quite well.
Well, I was behaving until I took issue with an instruction from our photographer. I can't remember exactly what she said but I don't believe it would pass TOS here so we'll leave it at that.
Here we almost had it.....but Ron decided to do his Barry Manilow impression or something.
And finally! Yippee! Me, Ron, Bev, Linda (no longer crouching) and Lori in front.
And 6 years ago this WAS the keeper:
Last summer's keeper. Love them all so much! Bev, Ron, Lori, me, Linda in front.
I sure wish you all could really know my amazing, crazy, funny, and totally loyal brother and sisters. And among us, none of us consider Steve, Russ or Ken to be in-laws. We are all one.
Edited by Blooie - 9/24/15 at 10:42pm